Peers visit the Parkinson's UK labs

Peers from the House of Lords visited our Parkinson's UK funded research labs at the University College London’s Institute of Neurology yesterday (23 May).

The Peers are all members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Parkinson's.

The APPG helps to raise awareness of Parkinson's issues in parliament with MPs, peers and other policy makers.

As well as a tour of the lab, they met researchers and discussed the huge range of research being undertaken into Parkinson's at UCL.

One of our researchers, Professor Nick Wood, talked about how the latest gene discoveries are allowing his team to piece together the steps in the pathways that lead to Parkinson's.

Other presentations included research into how useful of treatments such as deep brain stimulation and posture correction approaches are for people with Parkinson's.

Baroness Gale (pictured above with a researcher at the labs), chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s said:

"This was a fascinating opportunity for members of the Parliamentary Group to see some of the research that’s being done into the causes and treatments for Parkinson’s. 

"This gave me an insight into how much progress has been made, but also what still needs to be discovered."

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